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The more complex the environment becomes, the more our power of innovation is needed. We therefore make targeted investments in technical development. Our engineers are working on innovative technologies, premium products, enhancing efficiency and services for the future of mobility. "Vorsprung durch Technik" is Audi’s motto; to continuously develop existing technologies is our aspiration. We are working continuously to maintain innovation leadership: in classical and alternative drive systems, in lightweight construction and production processes, in lighting technology, connectivity and driver assistance systems up to and including piloted driving. This is how we shape the key difference that defines Audi.


The Audi Technology Lexicon

From adaptive cruise control through the quattro drive to the Audi virtual cockpit: The technology lexicon contains details on all Audi technologies, in compact form and all in one place. Here we provide background information on the individual systems.


Audi TechTalk

The Audi TechTalk is an online format specifically for journalists. In the form of multimedia content, we’re presenting to you complex and innovative technology topics along with the opportunity to engage in direct exchange with our experts. We’ll be covering current topics at regular intervals. Relevant background information and video compilations of all Audi TechTalk issues can be found here.

Recent Press Releases

  • 06/15/22
    Company

    Second-life use: Audi e-tron battery modules power electrify rickshaws in India

    A second life for electric car batteries: The German–Indian start-up Nunam is bringing three electric rickshaws to the roads of India. They are powered by used batteries taken from test vehicles in the Audi e-tron test fleet. The aim of the project is to explore how modules made with high-voltage batteries can be reused after their car life cycle and become a viable second-life use case. The project also aims to strengthen job opportunities for women in India in particular: They will be provided with the e-rickshaws to transport their goods. The non-profit start-up based in Berlin and Bangalore is funded by the Audi Environmental Foundation. Nunam developed the three prototypes in collaboration with the training team at Audi’s Neckarsulm site, which in turn benefits from the intensive intercultural exchange. This is the first joint project between both AUDI AG and the Audi Environmental Foundation in addition to Nunam.
  • 06/08/22
    Technology

    Audi continues to roll out charging hub after success of initial pilot phase

    Feedback following the pilot phase of the Audi charging hub in Nuremberg turned out to be overwhelmingly positive. The fact that repeat customers accounted for some 60 percent of charging sessions confirms the Four Ring’s globally unique, urban charging concept. The Audi charging hub mostly serves urban drivers who aren’t able to charge at home. Starting in the second half of the year, a second compact Audi charging hub pilot site will open in downtown Zurich, followed by sites in Salzburg and Berlin. Additional sites are slated to open in Germany in 2023 and mid-2024.
  • 06/08/22
    Technology

    An ideal basis for planning: Range display in Audi electric cars gives a reliable picture

    Whether you’re driving around the corner, commuting to work, or going on vacation: When you’re on the road in an electric car, reliable range indications form the basis for planning all your mobility needs. Statutory test cycles as the basis for range indication can only serve as a general guide for planning since, in practice, range is impacted by numerous parameters. In addition to external factors such as congestion, route topography, or outside temperatures, driver-specific influences including individual driving style or the use of comfort features also play an important role. The remaining range display in the all-electric e-tron models from Audi passes this test in flying colors by factoring in all relevant parameters and providing a realistic picture. On top of that, the route planner ensures that any necessary charging stops on the trip are ideally planned into the route. Route planning can either be set up from inside the car or prior to departure using the convenient myAudi app.

Press Folders

  • 06/18/22
    Company

    SocAIty study: Autonomous Driving in the Field of Tension Between Technological Progress & Social Acceptance

    The &Audi SocAIty study addresses the mobility of the future or, more precisely, the opportunities and challenges posed by autonomous driving. The intent behind the study is to make a decisive contribution to the public debate surrounding current issues relating to autonomous driving and the responsible use of new technologies in mobility. After all, it only takes a brief look at the current discourse on autonomous driving to realize the vital role it plays in many social issues. Yet on the one hand, it seems that society is not yet ready for such a major technological advance and much of the debate seems driven by fear. On the other, real-life labs and testing facilities are bringing the technology closer and closer to the very heart of our society every day. Simultaneously, the international legal situation is currently undergoing rapid developments. Equally, while sometimes seen as an obstacle to progress, issues of data protection are repeatedly raised for debate in the general discourse. Topics are discussed to much controversy and questions repeatedly raised for which there are, as yet, no clear answers. The present study addresses these questions and in doing so aims to answer open questions about the use of new technologies in mobility and their influence on people’s lives.
  • 06/08/22
    Technology

    TechDay Charging Experience

    In mobility, arriving worry-free is the central requirement, one that applies equally to battery electric vehicles. Range, charging performance, and in-car display are among the decisive factors in fulfilling this basic need. The Audi TechDay Charging Experience will show how we give our customers an integrated experience through technical expertise, a sophisticated battery concept, and a reliable remaining range display. It begins in our battery testing center in Gaimersheim and our know-how in the design, development, and control of battery cells. To give customers a taste of premium charging, the Audi charging hub in Nuremberg will demonstrate that the future belongs to reservable high-power charging in urban spaces. For that reason, we are planning additional sites. Finally, customers will experience first-hand through the remaining range display in our e-tron models that reliability is our top priority and an intelligent algorithm makes all the difference. You can find all information and press materials here.

Basic Information

  • 06/01/21
    Technology

    Audi Technology Lexicon

    From adaptive cruise control through the quattro drive to the Audi virtual cockpit: The technology lexicon contains details on all Audi technologies, in compact form and all in one place. Here we provide background information on the individual systems and explain the benefits to the customer.
  • 04/01/21
    Company

    A wide range of charging solutions: Audi makes it easy to experience e-mobility

    Whether it’s charging options at home, route and range planning, or the multitude of different providers and access to charging stations on the road, e-mobility raises questions that confront newcomers to the world of electric vehicles. As a premium supplier, Audi takes a holistic approach and has had its customers’ needs in the field of electric-powered mobility in mind since the launch of the Audi e-tron in 2019. For example, when it comes to home charging solutions, Audi advises customers and even arranges an installation service upon request. In addition, Audi has access to 300,000 charging points across Europe through its e-tron Charging Service and is committed to expanding the use of green power. Furthermore, IONITY – in which Volkswagen, with its Porsche and Audi brands, has a stake – continues to expand its charging network in Europe. An overview.

Oliver Hoffmann

Member of the Board of Management of Audi AG
Technical Development

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